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Entertainment Weekly goes Comic-Con Crazy! Here's your first look at their Watchmen Cover!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. The good folks at Entertainment Weekly asked if we wanted to premiere their brand spankin' new cover for their upcoming Comic-Con issue hitting stands this weekend. When they said it featured new looks at the Watchmen characters... well, that's all I needed. Below you'll see the cover (Dr. Manhattan is just awesome... after the trailer and the below images, I'm completely sold on Crudup there... Ozymandias... I'm not so sure about) and you can also check out their Watchmen article online here, with even more images. Supposedly there will be sneak peaks at Terminator and Star Trek, too, so it should be a good issue to check out... While you're waiting, here's the cover. Click to make big.

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  • July 17, 2008, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by jackson healy

  • July 17, 2008, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by kingben


  • July 17, 2008, 7:22 p.m. CST

    Ozymandias looks gay

    by Virtual Satyr

    Hmmm. Must investigate later.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST


    by Larry Sellers

    Manhattan looks awesome. Crudup really surprised me in that trailer.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:24 p.m. CST

    disregard that last post

    by kingben

    i wrote it in haste and i am apparently not second. Ozymandias looks terrible btw

  • July 17, 2008, 7:25 p.m. CST

    Without proper lighting

    by drewlicious

    Everything looks pretty silly. Have you ever seen the batsuit up close? It doesn't look like much.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    I didn't wanna say it in the Trailer TB

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    but I am not diggin' Ozymandias, and could you imagine if Tom Cruise had said yes?

  • July 17, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Is that for real..?

    by Aeghast

    If it is.. fire the graphic designer already. I mean, come on!

  • July 17, 2008, 7:26 p.m. CST

    and the masses get ahold of it.

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    i'm curious what they will think.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:27 p.m. CST

    To quote every character in Sin City...

    by ebonic_plague

    ..."Yeesh." I'm glad it looks better in the trailer.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST


    by littlebigthumper

    Lets go! Start it up! I think this looks kick ass.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:30 p.m. CST

    thats the point.

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    they're supposed to look like idiots in costumes if they aren't jumping off buildings and doing superheroish type stuff. thats why they look dumb.<p>or at least thats what i hope Snider(sp?) was going for.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:31 p.m. CST

    and yes, the trailer is bad ass.

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    i'm trying so hard not to get my hopes up.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:32 p.m. CST


    by littlebigthumper

    These are human beings who act like superheros its supposed to look stylized and forced. Any normal person who would try to be a superhero would always miss the mark. They missed it. Zach Nailed It!

  • July 17, 2008, 7:35 p.m. CST

    will this be billed as any other superhero movie?

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    as far as mass marketing goes? will people go in looking for Spidey and come out never wanting to see another superhero movie again?<p>that would be awesome.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:35 p.m. CST

    Hard to link such an amazing trailer..

    by Aeghast

    ..with such an ugly cover! Good thing there's the trailer too

  • July 17, 2008, 7:36 p.m. CST


    by Mullah Omar

    Everything else looks good to me. I wish Comedian was a bit beefier but that would be nitpicking. Ozy sucks in a major way, though.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Trailer owns. Period.

    by Se7en

    Forget about magazine covers and photo shoots of the characters, as the people doing them ARE NOT the same people doing the movie. Hence, different lighting and mood. (Snyder would be too busy to overlook photo shots like these). That said, this cover is nice.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    The Guy Who Slept Through Everything

    by vicious_bastard

    Yeah - I've calmed down a bit and am trying to convince myself that there is still time to replace and reshoot. Looks like Ziggy Stardust-era Bowie. Comedian appears to have just received his scar in the linked pics - I never thought that would be left in.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:40 p.m. CST

    I read the article

    by The Guy Who Slept Through Everything.

    and they say the climax is "a bit different" LET THE OVEREXAGERATING SHIT STORM BEGIN!!

  • July 17, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Everyone but Ozymandias Looks Good

    by DKT

    That dude better be a GREAT actor. The trailer was pretty cool, too.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST

    They're too young.

    by DarthCorleone

    I guess I can forgive that, though.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:42 p.m. CST

    i want my con back

    by bacci40

    ya i know, im like the old guy who screams at the kids to get off his lawn, and the first couple years after the con got discovered by hollywood were pretty cool, as more hot chicks who wouldnt look twice at guys like me, were showing up...but dang it...i miss the days of registering at the last minute and having the room to breath on the floor, and being able to leisurely talk to all the artists and writers...and so, i dont go anymore

  • July 17, 2008, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Mullah Omar...ozy is supposed to look like shit

    by bacci40

    nipples on ozy's suit...nuff said

  • July 17, 2008, 7:44 p.m. CST

    Lucky for us, Ozzy isn't in the costume for much of the comic.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Therefore, he shouldn't be in the costume for much of the flick.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:44 p.m. CST

    looks like everything else. i smell a Mystery Men

    by HypeEndsHere

    if you notice in the trailer, the quotation marks around the word '300' were misplaced. they should be around 'visionary'.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Whats important is that Matthew Goode is a very good actor

    by IndustryKiller!

    Look perfect or not (and it's not THAT far off) it's the performance that counts. I'd rather have a good actor that is a bit thin for the role than a mediocre one that looks identical. Seriously if you haven't seen Goode in The Lookout then rent it. He's fantastic.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Marketers for this will work hard

    by Silverglade

    ... and there's nothing wrong with that. But most people have never heard of "Watchmen". I hope they succeed. Looks great.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:55 p.m. CST

    For fans it looks neat, but

    by RedHHades

    for the mass of movie goers that never heard of Watchmen or have no interest... it looks goofy. It has "Sin City" written all over it(but maybe for some that is not a bad thing).

  • July 17, 2008, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Malin Akerman has an AWESOME on-screen nudity streak going

    by TallBoy66

    Which was broken by 27 Dresses, I guess, didn't see it, but she gets naked alot and, considering all the fuckin' Silk Spectre does in the comic, she'll keep it up here.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Bitch about anybody you want,

    by The Octagoner

    but Dr. Manhattan looks fucking PERFECT.

  • July 17, 2008, 7:59 p.m. CST

    he even looks confounded by humanity

    by The Octagoner

  • July 17, 2008, 8 p.m. CST

    Ozzy does look like a ponce

    by fiester

    Like someone who should be hosting Project Runway or something. Is his catchphrase "Fabulous" or "Fierce"?

  • July 17, 2008, 8:04 p.m. CST

    that chick looks hot

    by dioxholster

    IDK i never really liked a bloated movie full of superheroes but this might be cool who knows we'll just have to wait and see.

  • July 17, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST

    That's the best trailer I've ever seen.

    by robotdevil

    I cannot wait for this movie.

  • July 17, 2008, 8:09 p.m. CST


    by Wandering_Prophet

    Amazing, A New Hope! The fact that it looks like Crudup is in makeup and not cgi makes me giddy. Morgan looks fucking perfect...FUCKING PERFECT! as the Comedian, I always saw him as Ron Pearlman but not anymore. I don't like Ozymandias's mask but I don't think he wears it much, if at all, in the actual story. Whoever designed this cover knows they're watchmen too, this is almost a literal translation of one of the few "team shots" of the modern group of characters. Ohh I hope this trailer is attached to Dark Knight tonight, please god!

  • July 17, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Will watch the Watchmen most definitly

    by pipergates

    fantastic trailer snyderman!

  • July 17, 2008, 8:19 p.m. CST

    I think that cover is pretty fug

    by blindambition238

    Doesn't look like an original cast photo as much as a mass photoshop job done using some publicity kit materials. I think its a definite 180 from the visual awe of the trailer. <p> Actually, this reminds me of EW's cover featuring the cast of the first X-Men movie back in 1999, with the cast in full costumes and makeup. That looked pretty fucking atrocious and amateurish as well (yea it wasn't that great on film either, but still).

  • July 17, 2008, 8:21 p.m. CST


    by rutgersjaffo the coolest thing EVER!!!!!!!

  • July 17, 2008, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Mystery Men 2: Dr. Manhattan boogaloo

    by misterk360

    God what a cheesy cover.

  • July 17, 2008, 8:41 p.m. CST

    The Specials 2

    by Bricktops hammer

    Might as well have cast Rob Lowe

  • July 17, 2008, 8:44 p.m. CST

    The trailer is fantastic, no complains

    by RedHHades

    but that cover is fuggish as hell!

  • July 17, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Maybe I need to re-read it, but wasn't Ozy

    by O_Goncho

  • July 17, 2008, 8:47 p.m. CST


    by O_Goncho

    an egotistical nut who lived in a paradise of his own creation like some self-appointed God? Going by that I'd say taking his suit up a notch for the film not only works but is a great idea... again, maybe I need to re-read it.

  • July 17, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST

    I know Rorschach's mask ...

    by DennisMM

    didn't exist for the filming, but couldn't the cover mock-up have been better than gauze with some daubs of paint? And Ozymandias with mask looks even more like "Batman and Robin" than he did without.

  • July 17, 2008, 8:56 p.m. CST


    by DennisMM

    Yes, Veidt is a god unto himself in his world, but he's also supposed to be a man of great taste and the whole point of his Ozymandias outfit was that it reflected classical sculpture and the like. I believe he thought of his image as something like Greek sculpture or Michelangelo's "David."

  • July 17, 2008, 9:32 p.m. CST

    I just don't understand......

    by Ishkabibble

    Visually, everything is just so spot-on....except Adrian Veidt. Nothing against Matthew Goode - I thought he was fine in "Match Point" - but Snyder's Ozymandias just looks wrong. And I was thinking that even before this EW cover made him look freakish. Goode's only 30, so he's too young for Veidt, for starters. But setting that aside ... I accept that the purply tunic and gold accoutrement from the comics probably didn't translate well to live-action, but still, they couldn't do <i>any</i> better than this? I mean, they made changes to Dan and Sally, but they still have the flavor of their comic analogues. Veidt? Not so much. Still time for reshoots, Zack!

  • July 17, 2008, 9:36 p.m. CST

    The photos seem so goofy...

    by es4

    ..but the trailer was so awesome. Even the character reveal pics they gave us looked cheesy. Some of them look spot on, but others like Oz are a lost cause... I don't think there's ANY way you could've made him look decent without completely abandoning the source material(something I don't think they intend on doing). I think the thing I'm most curious about is how this film will be perceived. It definitely gives a much more serious vibe than Sin City/300/The Spirit, but I'm curious to see if that's how the average moviegoer will perceive it as.

  • July 17, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Doc Looks AWESOME!

    by grievenom

    in the enlarged image. Love it!

  • July 17, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    ozymandias=Robert Redford

    by Redmantle

    He's supposed to look like Robert Redford. Obviously Redford is too damn old to play him now, but they should have gotten someone to exude that sort of presence. Look closely at the comic- that's Robert Redford. Classy, intelligent, dignified, worldly. I don't know who the fuck Matthew Goode is, but he's no Redford.

  • July 17, 2008, 10 p.m. CST

    Ozymandias looks like Lenny

    by Iron-kong

    from Laverne and Shirley. Michael McKean, that's his name.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:09 p.m. CST


    by badboymason

    I am hoping Snyder had a very good reason for the casting - perhaps this guy will turn out to be a great actor, but just from first impressions he does indeed look too boyish/weak/fragile... Many have said it, but Ozy is Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise and a young Redford all rolled into one. He's the good looking guy who everyone loves and nobody suspects... even if they couldnt afford Pitt or Cruise, go with the next down and get Jackman, Bale or Mortensen...

  • July 17, 2008, 10:24 p.m. CST


    by badboymason

    ...correct me if i'm wrong, but wasn't Doc Manhattan the only one of them with *real* superpowers in the comic, Viedt was as old as the others and had merely kept himself in peak physical shape. If Viedt is going to be younger in the movie then they have either moved around the timeline or he has "non aging" powers in the movie.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:27 p.m. CST

    ...forgot to be positive.

    by badboymason

    Doc Manhattan looks fucking awesome. Nite Owl kicks ass (which maybe he shouldnt, but it looks great to me - im hoping we at least get a scene of him either squeezing into or taking off the costume and not being in too great a shape under all the armor), Rorscach enough said - all in all, I think it's 80-90% looking like a home run for fans of the comic who don't mind a few things being tweaked. The only potential disaster for me is how they deal with the ending, I hear it has been changed, but does anyone know how exactly?

  • July 17, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    The reason some look younger then they are supposed to....

    by BatShtCrazy

    Last year at comic con they mentioned they went for younger actors to play the main leads because it was easier to age them through make up then get older actors and try to make them look younger in flashbacks. Viedt isn't looking too good but the rest look pretty good..I'm hoping it's a good movie

  • July 17, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    badboymason - re: Veidt's youth

    by DennisMM

    While Veidt in the GN had no powers, per se, he was supposed to be a sort of ideal man. He worked out, meditated, ate right, exercised body and mind, but he had an advantage. Moore didn't explain this in the story, but the bonus material in the Absolute the Graphitti editions suggest Veidt is a mutant in the true sense. He has, for unknown reasons, a trait his parents did not and the larger population does not - a much higher physical and mental potential. The notes - originally a list - read "Thunderbolt (Ozymandias): 10x human intelligence; young 37 will live to 150; Redford, Kennedy; popular celebrity; rich; perfect; loner; 'prescient' through intelligence; sees world as organism with him at centre." He must work at staying fit and keeping his mind sharp and remaining rich, but for him it's about as difficult as a jog around the block and writing an email are for a typical human.

  • July 17, 2008, 10:55 p.m. CST

    badboymason - the ending

    by DennisMM

    From the last script I saw, by Alex Tse, the primary change is that the "extradimensional alien" does not "accidentally" appear in NYC to shock the world out of its war fever. Instead, Veidt kills millions around the world with a simulation of Manhattan's powers.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Is it just me...

    by JimBobCooter

    ...or since Mr. Beaks came back, everyone has stepped up their A game? Maybe it's a coincidence, but AICN has had a fun couple of weeks lately.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST


    by boogy110

    I heard the comic was great, but this is the gayest group of characters I;ve ever seen, lol.

  • July 17, 2008, 11:56 p.m. CST

    terrible cover

    by jrbarker

    They should have never been presented in that way. They look like rejects from Batman & Robin

  • July 18, 2008, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Wandering Prophet

    by brattyben

    I actually read that for Manhattan, Crudup was in a motion capture suit and had about 150 motion balls on his face. He's quoted as saying that he had to keep referencing a picture for his facial performance, and if he caught sight of his reflection, the illusion was crushed. All in all, I thought the trailer was about the best geek-fest I've had all year!!! Can't wait of next March!. And I hope they release that comicon footage for those of us unlucky to go. *hint hint*

  • July 18, 2008, 1:34 a.m. CST

    ok, now I'm worried

    by subtlety

    I didn't panic about the new costume designs, and the minutemen-era photo from awhile back was a home run as far as I'm concerned. But this cover just looks awful. Nite Owl looks like he's made of cheap plastic, and the less said about Ozymandias the better. Everything about him looks shifty and his expression suggests nothing except life-threatening constipation. Rorsarch and Doc Manhattan look solid, but if these are the publicity stills they've chosen for the cover of Variety... yikes. Hopefully this is just a few unfortunate stills and a crappy slapped-together cover, but it makes everything about these characters look cheap and like its trying to hard to be hip. Now that comic/ superhero movies are cool again, I really hope they don't push "Watchmen" as a wiz-bang superhero extravaganza, but that's what this image suggests to me. Please! Get some tasteful lighting and don't just throw a bunch of cheasy-looking super-suits at the world. . . Still, Doc Manhattan DOES look pretty great, don't he?

  • July 18, 2008, 2:09 a.m. CST


    by flickchick85

    That cover looks terribly fake/photoshopped. Not good for grabbing new fans, that's for sure. Not to upset the purists, but was it really necessary to dye Matthew Goode's hair blond. I mean, when they cast him I thought he was a great choice because he's a fantastic actor, has the perfect voice, and has "pretty boy" looks. But he has dark hair. He would've fit the role just fine with that black hair. Now he just looks distractingly weird.

  • July 18, 2008, 2:19 a.m. CST

    For the Haters: It's the young Watchmen...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...From about the time that Captain Metropolis tried to form the Crimebusters. Veidt/Oz no longer wore his mask in 1985. And The Comedian didn't have his big-ass scar yet.<p> The photo is clearly based on this Dan Gibbons illustration:<p> This is likely an alternate photo from a movie shot duplicating that picture...maybe for a Nova Express cover shot...

  • July 18, 2008, 2:28 a.m. CST

    DAVE Gibbons, shit...

    by BurnHollywood

    All the same, I'm right.

  • July 18, 2008, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Malin Akerman

    by kwisatzhaderach


  • July 18, 2008, 4:24 a.m. CST

    How Camp!?


    just saying, remove the lady and you got the new Village People line-up.

  • July 18, 2008, 5 a.m. CST

    Nice cover...

    by mrfan

    but how is the article behind the cover?

  • July 18, 2008, 5:30 a.m. CST

    New Alan Moore interview here:

    by palimpsest

  • July 18, 2008, 6:18 a.m. CST


    by Kevin Holsinger

    Thanks for the link. I imagine Mr. Moore won't so much as watch this movie, but I for one am quite hopeful about it.

  • July 18, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST

    I feel so out of the loop having never read the series

    by Magic Rat

    Why is the Silver Surfer in this again?

  • July 18, 2008, 7:45 a.m. CST

    i love how this stuff

    by Gatsbys West Egg Omlet

    means nothing to so many people. this is going to be a marketing chore. basically word of mouth from the geeks taking it up.<p>so, for those of you who haven't read it, do so.

  • July 18, 2008, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Mister Snyder - a question, if I may?

    by BiggusDickus

    How can you get so many things right, yet have a complete blind spot regarding Ozymandius?<p>The kid's too young, too scrawny and that costume is just shit. EVERYBODY is telling you this.<p>Reshoot, man! Do it now!

  • July 18, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST

    Anyone notice the song?

    by Tim_TheEnchanter

    'The End Is The Beginning Is The End' by the Smashing Pumpkins. Last time this was in a movie was in that shitfest Batman and Robin. Another similarity I thought are the eyepieces The Comedian and Ozymandias are wearing, something Batgirl and Robin wore. Please let this be the only similarities, cause this trailer looks great.

  • July 18, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST


    by vicious_bastard

    Moore is a Mighty Boosh fan? Wish I could unread that.

  • July 18, 2008, 8:37 a.m. CST

    I think the trailer is great, except

    by dr sauch

    Ozymandis is totally wrong.

  • July 18, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST

    man, they all look gay!!

    by gregniz

    Even the "Badass" with the cigar looks like fruit loops

  • July 18, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Not diggin'...

    by Kid Z

    ...Doc Manhatten's emo eye makeup. Rorschach apparently being portrayed by Verne Troyer. Silk Spectre's off-the-rack, Frederick's of Hollywood costume (Well, actually I DO dig it... but for the wrong reasons). Schneider from One Day At A Time. Nite Owl's Joel Schumacher action outfit. Ozymandias being played by a guy who looks like a grown-up Jay North/Dennis the Menace. But I'll ease up on the fanboy bitching for now and see how everything plays out.

  • July 18, 2008, 10:32 a.m. CST


    by DennisMM

  • July 18, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by DennisMM

    Kid Z, I'm there with you on most of your observations, but Jon's eyes are exactly as they appear in the GN. And Rorschach looks so short because this photo roughly recreates the famous Gibbons promo image with the group arranged like this. He's just positioned lower.

  • July 18, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Ozy is pretty good, me thinks

    by Alfeetoe

    Does he look like the book? No. But he looks like a fucking cowardly pussy who is bat-shit timid insane. And if I remember correctly...that's how he was in the book. I hate that little slimebag anyway.

  • July 18, 2008, 10:43 a.m. CST

    And by the way, on the song:

    by Alfeetoe

    It's "The Beginning is the End is the Beginning" which is a REMIX of "The End is the Beginning is the End" which was on the shit-tacular Batman and Robin soundtrack. And it won a Grammy. Go figure. Wow, now my head hurts.

  • July 18, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST

    My only complaint so far...

    by Sir Not

    Night Owl is supposed to be fat. Where's the fat Dan?

  • July 18, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST


    by DennisMM

    Veidt is not a fucking cowardly pussy who is bat-shit timid insane. That's the whole point. He's brilliant, bold, brave, and hyperrational. Were he any of the things you say, he couldn't ever have become Ozymandias, much less the post-Ozymandias Adrian Veidt. He's all the more chilling because he's so enlightened and completely ruthless. His physical appearance is supposed to reflect his public image - he's a fucking Greek god with some Egyptian tossed in. Think that asshole from the old "Star Trek" episode, but utterly noble. Snyder's choice is wrong, wrong, wrong.

  • July 18, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Sir Not

    by DennisMM

    supposedly, Dreiberg out of costume looks a bit pudgy. He'd look a bit pudgy in costume except that he's wearing armor that pushes his gut in rather than knits that reveal it. The armor is still wrong, wrong, wrong. This nonsense about Snyder using costumes to deconstruct superhero movies doesn't hold up. Moore and Gibbons deconstructed superheroes. They deconstructed COMIC BOOK superheroes because that's where the superheroes were, and they deconstructed a 15-years-dead Silver Age. Don't set a film in 1987 and deconstruct costume styles that didn't exist in the real world until 1995.

  • July 18, 2008, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Ozy is no stranger to the taste of cock

    by Savage Lucy

    Seriously, as depicted he looks like somebody who has taken more balls to the chin than Johnny Bench. Everyone else looks pretty good though.

  • July 18, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    I know, I know

    by Alfeetoe

    Possible spoilers for the book: 90% of the book, you're thinking "wow, this guy is hardcore" what with all the crazy physical displays of peak fitness, and the astronomical intelligence. But in the end, and while there is a hint of truth to his "plan," he just ends up being another crazy whack-job. A cowardly whack-job, as well. Note the horror on his face when he sees that he didnt kill Doc Manhattan. When he catches the bullet, the only reason he isnt scared is because it was like a goddamn experiment...he didnt know if it would work either way. Killing the comedian thing...cowardly. The cold meticulous machinations behind closed doors...cowardly. Hell, even Nite-Owl has a bigger pair, and for most of the book he's portrayed as a little loopy. I know how Ozymandias was supposed to be like, and I know that he is this "hyper-rational" god-among-men, but by the end, all he is is a little bitch. And that's what I see in this picture...even though it's a Crimebusters pic from the past. Either way...he works for me.

  • July 18, 2008, 12:48 p.m. CST

    fair enough

    by DennisMM

    I still don't think he's a bitch. I think he's a hero. A completely fucked-up hero, a hero who made massively wrong choices, but a hero who did what he thought was right, what he saw only he could do. When I read "Watchmen" for the first time I had to ponder whether what he did was wrong. Twenty years later I've decided it was, but it's a fine ethical point. As for cowardly, how was he supposed to pull off the plan? Put a big ad in the Times?

  • July 18, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST

    About Ozymandias (SPOILERS)... I agree with DennisMM

    by subtlety

    My main problem with the casting and the looks of Ozymandias we've seen so far... he looks shifty, sneaky, effeminate, and evil. Veidt in the book is the exact opposite of that. He's certainly not insane, nor has he not considered the moral aspects of his action... in fact, he's agonized over it. You can debate whether or not he does the right thing. But the book's implication that maybe he DOES do the right thing will be completely lost if he looks like a pansy villian from the start. Veidt's success was a result of his near-superhuman charisma, intellegence, and strength. He's not evil any more than Rorsharch is evil... they both do evil things as the result of their unfliching devotion to their own code of morality. Veidt does what he does because he believes it's the only alternative to complete destruction... and the scary thing is he may be right. He's the only person who has the strength to take the horrific responsibility for doing the only sane thing there is to do... at least from his perspective. That's why Veidt is interesting... and that's why I'm doubtful of Snyder's interpretation of him. But the jury's still out until we see some real acting. If he's simply the stock supervillian he would be without his unequivocal good qualities... count me dissapointed.

  • July 18, 2008, 4:33 p.m. CST

    is it me..

    by ChocolateJesusMan

    or does "The Comedian" remind anyone else of snyder from "One day at a Time"

  • July 18, 2008, 4:34 p.m. CST


    by DennisMM

    No to make the same point again and again, but that's it precisely. And it is Veidt's stereotypically heroic looks and history that belie his murderous behavior and make it possible. No one looks too closely at the smartest, most noble man in the world. Matthew Goode looks devious, especially in that mask. I'll stop now.

  • July 18, 2008, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Not gonna lie

    by Series7

    But if you don't know the comic (like me, but I'm gonna change that) those costumes look fucking stupid. People dressed up in customs outside of that world always looks dumb, like a sailor in uniform at Barnes in noble stupid.

  • July 19, 2008, 5:13 a.m. CST

    Love The Cover

    by Maxwell Bishop

    I really like the cover. It does have a cheesy quality to it, but the characters fit the likeness of the comics so damn well. I hope if this makes mucho bucks that maybe there would be an X-Men movie where the characters wear the costumes from the comics. YEAH! I know these things don’t translate well to live action, but I in my small world I would love to see it.